A 25-year-old Dallas-area man was arrested Friday after posing as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey victim and high-school freshman for roughly nine months, and starring for a high-school basketball team, per The Dallas Morning News.
Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday night, booked into the Dallas County Jail and has since bonded out, according to court records. He faces a charge of tampering with government records.
Gilstrap-Portley enrolled at Skyline High School at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, posing as a victim of Hurricane Harvey under the name Rashun Richardson. The school had opened its doors to hurricane victims, and Gilstrap-Portley took advantage. In October, though, Gilstrap-Portley transferred to Hillcrest High School, where he played basketball and also began dating a 14-year-old girl, a story police are still investigating.
Gilstrap-Portley was voted the District 11-5A offensive player of the year by coaches. Hillcrest went 11-10 this past season.